Inspiration Hodgepodge

1. Where do you go when you need some inspiration?

It all depends…

For Life: It’s man’s chief end to glorify God… for the inspiration I need for living a life that does that, I go to a good Bible Gospel preaching church and I listen to good teachers and read books from authors who believe in the inerrancy of the Bible, God’s truth.

For Cooking: I glean from the other gals from the MGCC Blog. When I have to post a new recipe I look to magazines and cooking shows for inspiration.

For decorating: Fixer Upper, magazines, Instagram and blogs.

2. What’s under your bed?

I went and looked and at this time there is nothing under my bed except for most likely dust. The guestroom beds are another story. The guestrooms have those bins that fit under beds. A ribbon bin, a gift bag and tissue bin for packaging gifts, a Christmas bin with bags etc., linens in those space saver bags, and Katie and Andrew’s collection of swords. (I also found a stack of Chinese take-out boxes) I use those to send home leftovers with our kids and company when I cook too much food.

3. Thursday, February 22nd is National Chili Day, National Margarita Day, and National Cook a Sweet Potato Day. Of the three which would you most like to celebrate? Is that likely?

Hmm…who comes up with these days? Most likely we would be celebrating having a good pot of chili. It’s really cold this week in the Seattle area and chili is always a good choice in freezing weather. What kind of chili to enjoy? We enjoy chicken, turkey or beef. Our Margarita day is Tuesday…every Tuesday. In fact, our favorite waitress at the local Mexican restaurant sees us drive up and she heads to the bar to make our Margaritas. It’s telling on my state of healthy that I’m ignoring the sweet potato.

4. What are you ‘snowed under’ with right now?

I’m snowed under with stuff. Stuff, stuff and more stuff. Many years of accumulated stuff. We’ve been in this old house since 1998 and we moved a lot of stuff to this old house. Because we are moving and contemplating the wisdom of paying too much to move all that stuff we need to serious about what we can live without.

5. Tell us three to five things that make you feel balanced?

  1. Trust in God.
  2. Being at peace in my relationship with Dear, my husband.
  3. A good blend between learning and playing.
  4. Getting away from the day to day with a road trip now and again with my camera.
  5. A clean kitchen.

6. Insert your own random thought here.

Speaking of snow or snowed under here are some photos of our kids in the snow from President’s weekend.

Linking up to Hodgepodge Wednesday with Jo From This Side of the Pond. She asks the questions and we answer them.

Twenty seven-ish more days until Spring and little Miss Addy’s first birthday. She’s the sweet gift of Spring to our family!

Update: I woke up to hear that Billy Graham has been ushered into heaven today. I’ll be posting a tribute to him later this week. Finally this great evangelist is in the arms of Jesus.

 

About Ellenhttp://I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

11 thoughts on “Inspiration Hodgepodge

  1. I love your answers to number 5…thank you, Ellen, for always sharing your faith in such meaningful ways. xx Love the snow pictures…especially of the one of Addy standing in the snow.

  2. When is the big move? It comes to mind, that you will have to find a new place to get your regular Margarita on Tuesdays. I love that you have such a place, and that they already make it, without you having to order it. That is what I call service!

  3. Getting rid of “stuff” is hard, hard, hard. It is not a simple thing to weed out years of earthly possessions and decide which are treasures and which are not. However, having a purpose and a time limitation are great incentives! You’ll get it done!

    I know those family pictures make you smile!!

  4. I love Fixer Upper. Joanna’s visions are amazing. We are in the same place you are with stuff…. too much stuff! My plan for this year is to get rid of all of it. Love the family photo.

  5. Ellen, love reading your answers to the hodgepodge questions. Better start working fast getting rid of stuff now so that you’re not overwhelmed by it all when you move. Nothing worse than having to take it with you to deal with “later.” PS I’ll take a bowl of that chili!

  6. I laughed out loud at the ‘what is under your bed’ question. Since we are selling our house right now, we de-cluttered countertops and dressers by putting stuff under every bed we have!!!

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